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2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes (P. Avril)

Southern Rhône

$240.00 per Magnum (1.5L)


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"Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, licorice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Massively concentrated, thick, rich and textured, it delivers a serious lashing of tannin, yet nevertheless is perfectly balanced, ultra-pure, precise and long. It's the quintessential Clos des Papes and will have 30+ years of longevity. Note, yields were a miniscule 16 hectoliters per hectare, so there's not much of this out there." Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
(WA, 09/01/2015)

Rating: 99+
Drink from: 2020-2040

"Lots of cocoa powder and coffee frame a massive block of dark plum, black currant and fig fruit, while massively endowed tannins stride from start to finish. Cassis, anise and Lapsang souchong tea notes hang in the background for now, but should emerge more with extended cellaring. The very dark, almost brooding finish is dominated by charcoal-coated grip, but the purity still wins out in the end. A very, very large wine. Best from 2017 through 2035. 5,600 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 10/31/2012)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2017-2035

"Inky ruby. Potent, intensely perfumed aromas on raspberry liqueur, cherry-cola, anise and smoky garrigue. Spicy and incisive, offering palate-staining red and dark berry flavors that become richer with air. Shows a superb balance of richness and vivacity, with dusty tannins giving grip to a long, spice- and floral-dominated finish. One of the top wines from the entire Rhône from this outstanding vintage." Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 01/01/2013)

Rating: 96

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